George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 24 August 1768]

24. Imbarkd on board my Schooner for Nomomy. Lay of Captn. Laidler’s.

John Laidler (d. 1773), of Laidler’s ferry, just above Lower Cedar Point in Charles County, Md. Laidler’s was the major ferry crossing to the Virginia shore on that part of the Potomac River.

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